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    what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    I see two choices:

    sudo apt-get install lxde

    and sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.

    Aren't those two the same thing, or are they different? In...? one is desktop, one is...?installation size?

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    Re: what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    if you want to try lxde on ubuntu ,you should get "lxde-core " it won't install so much stuff , otherwise lxde will install a bunch of Lubuntu stuff .
    if you really want lxde you should try the Lubuntu cd..... you might not like it because it is very light on apps.
    I use Xubuntu, it seams like a good compromise between lightness with good apps.

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    Re: what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by lianazaman View Post
    I see two choices:

    sudo apt-get install lxde

    and sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.

    Aren't those two the same thing, or are they different? In...? one is desktop, one is...?installation size?
    Hi,

    I'd suggest to check my thread (Lubuntu One Stop Thread) and you'll find many useful information.

    Lubuntu is an Operating System that is using LXDE.

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    Re: what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike555 View Post
    if you want to try lxde on ubuntu ,you should get "lxde-core " it won't install so much stuff , otherwise lxde will install a bunch of Lubuntu stuff .
    if you really want lxde you should try the Lubuntu cd..... you might not like it because it is very light on apps.
    I use Xubuntu, it seams like a good compromise between lightness with good apps.
    Woah, thanks for the info! I was intending to try lxde on ubuntu, sans the multiple apps. I notice some of the apps, while different names, held same uses, which kind of confuses me. So in short, I want to desktop environment but still using the same apps for both environment. Wait, is that even possible?


    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post
    Hi,

    I'd suggest to check my thread (Lubuntu One Stop Thread) and you'll find many useful information.

    Lubuntu is an Operating System that is using LXDE.
    Lubuntu means the whole distro right? Okay, cool... right now I only want to try the DE or 'shell', but who knows, with the addition of many advanced apps, and my laptop ain't going to be any more advanced, this could be the best choice out of all ubuntu distros when it come to performance. Monitoring set!

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    Re: what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by lianazaman View Post
    I want to desktop environment but still using the same apps for both environment. Wait, is that even possible?
    YES in most cases. Sometimes, you need a work-around to get it to work. Compiz for example works on LXDE but not of of the box, you need to configure it little bit.

    Lubuntu means the whole distro right?
    Right

    right now I only want to try the DE or 'shell', but who knows, with the addition of many advanced apps, and my laptop ain't going to be any more advanced, this could be the best choice out of all ubuntu distros when it come to performance
    Download Lubuntu (11.10 is the latest version), use UNetbootin to create Live-USB and give it a try. Even Live-CD will do the job.
    I'm sure you'll love it and install it

    If you need anything related to Lubuntu, please let me know.
    On my signature, there is a link for almost everything you need to know about Lubuntu

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    Re: what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post
    YES in most cases. Sometimes, you need a work-around to get it to work. Compiz for example works on LXDE but not of of the box, you need to configure it little bit.


    Right



    Download Lubuntu (11.10 is the latest version), use UNetbootin to create Live-USB and give it a try. Even Live-CD will do the job.
    I'm sure you'll love it and install it

    If you need anything related to Lubuntu, please let me know.
    On my signature, there is a link for almost everything you need to know about Lubuntu
    You know what? While I'm not deleting the Unity , I am interest in installing the lubuntu desktop, because:
    1. Good reviews of the performance, even on very,very old hardwares
    2. My Unity, even on Unity 2D, is a bit sluggish (this is 2 years old already, age catches up I guess in tech world)
    3. You profile pic of Monkey D. Luffy is one of my fav char! (biased, but who cares?)

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    Re: what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by lianazaman View Post
    You know what? While I'm not deleting the Unity , I am interest in installing the lubuntu desktop, because:
    1. Good reviews of the performance, even on very,very old hardwares
    2. My Unity, even on Unity 2D, is a bit sluggish (this is 2 years old already, age catches up I guess in tech world)
    3. You profile pic of Monkey D. Luffy is one of my fav char! (biased, but who cares?)
    Well, I do have another opinion about that. I'm one of those who like to try/use everything on its native environment. Installing Lubuntu 11.10 for example is NOT exactly the same as installing "lubuntu-desktop" package even if it looks the same. However, this is my personal opinion. I hold the same opinion even for Wine and Wubi because I don't like them both and never used them.

    Your core system is Ubuntu and you'll add just another DE and the performance IMHO won't be the same. After all, your call.

    Thanks. Luffy is one of my favorite characters even though I'm 30 years old but I enjoy when I watch these stuff. I have many other favorite characters too.

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    Re: what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    to amjjawad:

    1. Need help. trying the Lubuntu Live CD, but could not activate broadband driver. According to my experience with Ubuntu, I need to activate the driver before installing, if not it would just say (firmware missing). Which is weird, considering Ubuntu can detect and activate my driver, but Lubuntu couldn't.

    Is there something wrong I should take notice about, or is there any other alternative to activate the driver?

    it said check the jockey.log, but since it's from the live CD, where should I find it?

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    Re: what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by lianazaman View Post
    to amjjawad:

    1. Need help. trying the Lubuntu Live CD, but could not activate broadband driver. According to my experience with Ubuntu, I need to activate the driver before installing, if not it would just say (firmware missing). Which is weird, considering Ubuntu can detect and activate my driver, but Lubuntu couldn't.

    Is there something wrong I should take notice about, or is there any other alternative to activate the driver?

    it said check the jockey.log, but since it's from the live CD, where should I find it?
    As far as I know, you can do that after installation.
    What is your Network Card?
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    The point of trying any distribution from the Live-CD or Live-USB is to check whether your hardware drivers will work out of the box or not? beside some other advantages.
    If it worked with another release it doesn't mean it will work too on the new one. Kernels are different from one release to another.

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    Re: what's the difference between installing lxde or lubuntu?

    Ah, now I know....bummer, I was thinking of making this a lubuntu-windows dualboot instead of ubuntu(with lxde)-windows. After I installed it, I couldn't update or anything because it says firmware missing. And when I tried additional drivers, if during the live CD it has the Broadband SATA Driver (if I'm not mistaken), no it saya downloading packages failed.




    Code:
      *-network               
           description: Network controller
           product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
           version: 01
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
           resources: irq:18 memory:91100000-91103fff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:0a:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 02
           serial: 00:23:5a:bf:52:c6
           size: 10Mbit/s
           capacity: 100Mbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
           resources: irq:44 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:91010000-91010fff memory:91000000-9100ffff memory:91020000-9103ffff
      *-network DISABLED
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:26:82:11:44:2a
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43 driverversion=3.0.0-12-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

    Erm...if you know multiple solutions, can you post it all? Because I think it would be 'exhausting' for my laptop to keep rebooting so I can check the troubleshooting at windows for the lubuntu. ^_^;

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